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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170157820 - Employee Burned While Cutting Pipelines

Accident: 170157820 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 08/15/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12007600508/19/19941623Winchester Canyon Const.
At about 2:30 p.m. on August 15, 1994, Employee #1 was standing on a ladder cutting pipeline with an acetylene torch. Employee #1 was Vice President of the Winchester Canyon Construction, Inc., which had been contracted by Southern California Gas Company to remove pipelines due to earthquake damage at the Northridge, CA, facility. Employee #1 had cut the #3 pipeline; when he cut the #2 pipe, residual petroleum distillate from the #3 pipe caught fire. Employee #1 sustained 2nd-degree burns on his face, arms, and stomach.
Keywords: burn, acetylene torch, flammable liquid, fire, construction, welding, pipeline, arm, face, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120076005 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Welders and cutters

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